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Introduction to the Endocrine System

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    Sabrina S.
    Sabrina S.

    A hormone is a signal that arouses activity at distance (mainly) without mechanical contact. Endocrine hormones run in the bloodstream and work at long distances, paracrine hormones are regionally active while less common autocrine hormones work in the cell they are made (or in the cell next to it). The pituitary glands makes: TSH (thyroid), ACTH, LH, FSH, GH and LTH. The pancreas makes insulin and glucagon. Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone leading to high metabolism, while hypothyroidism is the opposite.

    Nadia F.
    Nadia F.

    I think there are a few videos missing after this particular one. The next video according to the list of topics I'm seeing is Bacterial Meningitis. That can't be right.

    Zachary B.
    Zachary B.

    What is an introduction to the endocrine system?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    Discussion on the whole endocrine system,including the paracrine and autocrine systems,which are regional and on-site hormone transport mechanisms respectively. The lecture then goes on to describe the different organs which play a role in system functions following the secretion of specific hormones into the bloodstream. The pituatary gland is concentrated on,as it plays a major role in hormone secretion and signals received by receptors of organs. The thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal gland, testes and ovaries are discussed when talking about hormones such as TSH, Insulin, Cortisol, Testosterone and Prolactin.

    Keziah G.
    Keziah G.

    Are the kidneys really that high?

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